There are occasions when you want to delete and destroy everything on your drive as you may not want anyone to view what data was present or you may want to start with a fresh drive. One of readers Josh, was struggling with a problem that he was unable to format the drive and reinstall a new OS, due to some bad files present in the disk.
Formatting a drive and reinstalling the OS is considered to be the final solution to all the system software problems but what if you are unable to do so? Well this can happen to you too. Thus if you wish to completely erase the hard drive and are unable to do so then this tool called DBAN (Darik’s Boot and Nuke) would help you.
DBAN deletes the data safely from all the drives it can detect including the bad files that poses obstruction while formatting the system which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.
To be able to use this utility what you need to do is download the setup file from the link below, burn it on the blank disk without unzipping the file and boot from it after making changes in the boot order in the BIOS.
While using the utility can be easy and self explanatory but in case you are finding it hard to use, make use of the tutorial here.